Matthew Mitcham

Matthew Mitcham

"Do you think he's actually written the book himself?", a colleague asked me the other day when I told her I'd been reading the Matthew Mitcham autobiography, "Twists & Turns". "Oh yeah, absolutely", I said. In some ways, reading the story of Matthew Mitcham was like reading a fairly lengthy blogpost. As well as the [...]

Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker

Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker publicity shot

As soon as I saw it advertised, I booked tickets straight away. It was an evening at one of my favourite cabaret bars in Sydney - Bar Me - featuring one of my favourite cabaret singers - Tim Draxl - doing the works of one of my favourite jazz musicians - Chet Baker - so [...]

Sat On My Lap

Looks like the work of Luke Temby on the walls of Surry Hills

As Kate and I walked around the streets of Chippendale, we noticed posters featuring artwork by Luke Temby. I noticed another one tonight as I came home from dinner at Emad's on Cleveland Street. The art group I belong to has bought a couple of works by Temby, and he has created this crazy kind [...]

What will Tim Draxl do next?

Grant and Tim

About half way through tonight's show by Tim Draxl at The Civic I found my mind wandering. "What's he going to do next?", I thought to myself, adding "He's done music, cabaret, films. Where's his headspace at?". Minutes later he articulated my very thoughts. "A lot of people have wondered what am I going to [...]

Tim Draxl

Michael Tyack and Tim Draxl at Supper Club

"Thanks for coming out tonight when you could have gone to the Bledisloe Cup" Tim Draxl declared at the opening of his show tonight, adding, "I don't even know what the Bledisloe Cup is". There was only one bloke in the room who looked remotely interested in the rugby, and he was there with his [...]

Retrogras

I've just arrived home from a terrific night out with my friend Colin. The night started off at the Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery in Paddington where there's a new exhibition by Callum Morton. The art collectors group of which I'm a member has a piece by him, and so I was keen to see what [...]